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The Intan

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Very special and unique!

A truly wonderful experience to tour the Intan. The museum contains a remarkable collection of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WLand
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Boston, MA
Beautiful Peranakan collection

We thought Alvin’s chop house and his beautiful collections of Peranakan objects were delightful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Davwend
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Adelaide, Australia
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VISITS ARE STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENTS Founded in 2003, The Intan is a Peranakan heritage home-museum. The brainchild of antique collector and owner Alvin Yapp, The Intan (meaning 'rose-cut diamond' in Malay) enlightens its guests about the...more
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69 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427231, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly wonderful experience to tour the Intan. The museum contains a remarkable collection of Peranakan art, clothes and collectibles. Alvin, the owner, has a great knowledge of the history and culture of all things Peranakan. Thank you for opening your home to visitors to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! Yes The Intan is indeed a home museum where the owner/founder still lives in it. Just remember to always make an appointment before visiting The Intan to avoid disappointment!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought Alvin’s chop house and his beautiful collections of Peranakan objects were delightful. It’s a small museum but his stories are wonderful. The Intan and the Peranakan museum both are wonderful insights into Peranakan culture, beauty and life. Thank you Alvin for a wonderful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! We are glad you found The Intan museum as interesting as the Peranakan museum. As a private home museum, we are indeed much smaller than the Peranakan museum. I'm glad you found it just as interesting and enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

Book in advance to avoid disappointment! Alvin is an energetic and passionate host who opens his house to give you a lesson in Peranakan culture and history. His style is informal so you will feel comfortable to ask questions whether you are well-versed or new...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Thank you very much for your nice words. Yes it is very important to book in advance contactus@the-intan.com so that we do not disappointment you in case we are busy:( Glad you enjoyed the visit and hope to see you again soon !

Reviewed 25 December 2018

Beautiful, Sophisticated, Delicate, Historical, and inspiring.The host is very nice and kind.It's not low price but surely worth visiting.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2018

thank you so much for you review! As a private home museum, we are grateful of support likes yours that allows us to continue the work we do in sharing the Peranakan culture, and gives us a platform to do the community work

Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Alvin is an attentive and shares his knowledge and experience of Peranaken culture freely within his home/ museum. It is a small home home filled to the brim with artefacts. The beadwork collection is particularly impressive and a highlight for me. I knew nothing about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Very friendly and informative Host, had a nice peranakan experience and settings. Lots of peranakan collectables to see.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2018

Thank you for visiting! Glad you enjoyed the visit!

Reviewed 23 November 2018

This was wonderful! Interesting, informative, and just great to see a very impressive collection in a home setting. I sat and drank tea with the owner and a small group of other people interested in the Peranakan culture. What an experience!

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

We are so glad to be able to host you!

Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed how intimate, fun and friendly the experience was! My friend and I booked quite last minute and Alvin went over and beyond to find a spot for us. Great opportunity to be both in it for the culture, and be plain basic (great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

We are so happy we managed to 'squeeze' you guys into the visit! Glad you enjoyed the experience and taste of Singapore 'Crazy Rich Asians'!

Reviewed 16 November 2018

It is incredibly unique being able to discover, appreciate and connect to cultures around the world, however there is nothing like the generosity, invitation and welcome from Alvin Yapp at The Intan in Singapore. This enriched experience illustrates his love and devotion for his Peranakan...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

We are so happy that you were able to join in the tour and am glad you found it the Best Museum and Cultural Experience in Singapore!

Reviewed 11 November 2018

Alvin was a superb story teller and an excellent tour guide. His knowledge and personal experience in Peranakan culture certainly left us wanting more. He welcomed us into his house and showed us his treasures. We were on a tour with about 13 people and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you very much for your honest review. We always appreciate it when our visitors let us know how we can improve. The Intan is in a post war residence,built in the early 50s . It consist of 2 levels and a private space where...More

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Colin R
24 May 2017|
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Response from SoumiSingapura |
$85 per person !! Dont they encourage visitors ? Peranakan Museum is $10 per person .
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sgyian
16 February 2017|
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Response from Alvin_Yapp | Property representative |
For a 2 person visit, the cost is $85 per person
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George B
17 November 2016|
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Response from Alvin_Yapp | Property representative |
Hi . Bus 33 from the city gets you closest to where we are . You can stop at the tembeling/Joo Chiat place bus stop n its a 7 min walk from there. Paya lebar station is the nearest train station . Ask directions to for Joo... More
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